The Olathe City Council has approved a two year lease for a temporary library location at 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd. in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center. The temporary space provides quicker access to library services while renovations take place at the new Indian Creek Library location just down the street at 135th St. and Brougham in east Olathe. A late August opening is anticipated for the temporary leased space.
Olathe ranked number 9 in The 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child for 2016 by SafeWise, a home security and safety brand company. The list considered statistics like crime data, graduation rates, and school rankings.
Visitors to Water Works Park, Parkview Manor, and the community gardens may notice a few more monarch butterflies during their visit this summer. A total of 55 new butterfly-friendly plants have been planted around the community thanks to a donation from Bridging the Gap in Kansas City.
The City of Olathe Fire Department Mobile Integrated Healthcare (MIH) Network received the 2016 Thomas H. Muehlenbeck Award for Excellence in Local Government from the Alliance for Innovation. The prestigious award was presented at the annual Transforming Local Government Conference held in St. Paul, Minn. June 15-17.
Olathe residents and visitors using the city’s trail system now have another tool to keep them safe. The City of Olathe has installed new 911 trail markers every two-tenths of a mile throughout the 23 mile trail system.
The City of Olathe received two Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators at its annual Communications School June 7-9 in Washington D.C. The 2015 Budget Infographic received an Award of Excellence in the Infographic category. The Diverging Diamond Interchange video also received an Award of Excellence in the Educational Programs category.
Are you ready to get #OlatheActive with a chance to win great prizes? Join Olathe Parks & Recreation on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to find monthly challenges around Olathe. Complete four of the five challenges by posting pictures using #OlatheActive and you are entered to win a Garmin Nuvi. Participate throughout the year for grand prizes drawn in July, November, and March.
Frontier Pool remains closed as crews work to repair a leak.
All first session swim lessons scheduled at Frontier Pool will be moved to Oregon Trail Pool. Those enrolled will be contacted by City staff to discuss enrollment options.
The summer season officially begins in June at Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm, 1200 E. Kansas City Rd. Enjoy living history activities and stagecoach rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays. Beyond regular hours, Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm offers many special events throughout the summer.
The Olathe City Council approved entering into a contract to purchase the vacant Hy-Vee building at 135th and Brougham in east Olathe. The 68,000 square-foot-building is envisioned to be programmed for library use and relocation of the Indian Creek Library.